ENERGY GLOBE
Poland

ENERGY GLOBE
Poland

WINNER:
Stowarzyszenie "Partnerstwo Północnej Jury"

With the Project:
Ecology - who cares the fate of civilization?

This project was implemented by four neighbouring local government authorities, namely the 'partnership of Northern Jura', 'Bractwo Kuźnic', 'Razem na Wyżyny' and 'Perła Jury' under Poland’s Rural Development Programme for 2007-2013. The purpose of the cooperation project was to improve the quality of life in rural areas by raising the level of knowledge about the natural environment and its protection as well as about the ecological culture and ethics among the local community of the area covered by this project.

INITIAL SITUATION

The destruction of the environment, melting of glaciers, and increasing water and soil pollution are growing problems that require immediate attention to ensure a more sustainable future. To those ends, it is important to impart young children with lessons about environmental education to enable them to be stewards of the environment. A good way to do this, is through the engagement of children in interactive theatrical performances with ecological content and their participation in artistic competitions about the ecosystem.

SOLUTION

Each partner was responsible for the implementation of some of the tasks that make up the entire project. The 'Partnership of Northern Jura' was responsible for distributing posters, organising 129 ecological theatre plays in kindergartens, conducting an art competition and buying paintings for pre-schoolers. The task of the 'Perła Jury' was to carry out the 'crush trash' campaign, including the purchase of plastic bottle crushers. The association 'Razem na wyżyny' was required to develop and print a poster promoting the project, purchase materials for the art competition, develop, print and distribute an ecological calendar with the children's works. 'Bractwo Kuźnic' managed the task and organised a conference summarising the results.

INNOVATION

The implementation of the task 'crushing trash' was quite innovative in this region. Before, in the area covered by the cooperation project (27 communes), there had been no activities promoting the reduction of the waste volume. In addition, residents were not provided with equipment for crushing pet bottles and cans. Furthermore, all social groups were addressed which allowed mutual transfer of knowledge in the field of ecology as well as development of pro-ecological behaviour.

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